I met new people, learned new things, and experienced new cultures. November 09, 2022

By (Business, Brandeis University) - abroad from 03/28/2022 to 07/22/2022 with

Boston University: London - London Internship Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned a lot about myself and I found many new interests. I also think experiencing new cultures and being able to travel around Europe meeting all kinds of new people has helped me become more cultured and well rounded.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I felt like there was a good amount of academic rigor and amount of work to where we were learning many things in the classroom and getting a lot out of the experience as well as having time to go out and explore.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

I felt like the host country program administration was not great at communicating at times about the housing situation that had arisen.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The living arrangements were not what I expected because we were being told that we would live in Kensington, but then were placed in student housing on Holloway Road. The area and housing was not great, but I still enjoyed my experience and it was nice to see a real London town.

* Food:

I enjoyed the food that I had throughout my trip.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I did not expect the culture to be as different as it was but I feel like I became accustomed to it and having an internship there and being in an office helped me integrate.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I felt pretty safe being in London and never had any issues.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I really enjoyed the program and how there was an internship incorporated into the course. I also loved being in London and all the new people I met.


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

London was very expensive and I think it may have been hard on a student's budget, but I was lucky enough where my parents gave me lots of extra spending money so I had no problems.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Internship
  • New people
  • Being in London
* What could be improved?
  • the Housing
  • Communication of the host university in Lodon
  • I think the program should give prepaid Oyster cards.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew how expensive the tube would be and that I would have to use it to get to class everyday.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.